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Oct. 25, 2013

Behrouz Kawarizadeh has been awarded Patent No. 8,551,212, which describes a system for recovering precious metals from scrap circuit boards.

Mark Vincent Bowles of La Jolla, California has filed Patent Application No. 20130275314, which describes a reverse vending machine kiosk for accepting electronic devices for recycling. Bowles is the founder of EcoATM, a company that utilizes reverse vending machine technology.

A team of British inventors led by Ivor Rex Harris has filed Patent Application No. 20130263699, which describes a method of recovering rare earth elements from scrap magnets.

For more information on these or any patents, please consult the U.S. Patent Office database here.

Copies of patents can be ordered by number for $3 each from the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA, 22313-1450.

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